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Calls for more RSPCA volunteers

For many spending hours with puppies and kittens, sounds like a dream job – if only we had the time. But 5,500 RSPCA volunteers in Queensland selflessly make the time, and spend countless hours looking after sick and injured animals. RSPCA Qld relies on volunteers to raise funds at op shops, assist...

Smoke expected after controlled burns

If you're waking up to a bit of smoke in the area, there's no need to worry.    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services conducted a controlled burn along Coronation Drive in Tannum Sands yesterday evening.    Authorities are encouraging locals to close windows and doors and to drive to the conditions. 

Capricornia road toll doubles prompting police warning

  Police are imploring drivers to slow down and take more care on the road as Queensland reaches a heartbreaking milestone. Since the start of the year, 100 people have lost their lives in a crash – that is 21 more than the same time last year. In the Capricornia region, eight people...

Busy night for local paramedics

An early morning crash in Berserker has left a women in hospital.    Reports suggest the women ran into a pole on Clifton street around 1am.    The woman in her 40s was taken to Rockhampton hospital in a stable condition with facial injuries.   Meanwhile, a man in his 50s is recovering in hospital after...

Former truckie to pursue true cause of truck accidents

Former truckie Darren Delaney is channelling his trauma, frustration, and passion for making trucking safer into action, as he pursues a study into truck accident investigation.   Too often, the CQUniversity Associate Lecturer and Doctor of Professional Studies candidate has seen his workmates die on the job – and too often, investigators...

Still time to have a say on animal welfare laws

  Queenslanders have just four days left to have their say on an overhaul of the state's animal welfare laws. Public consultation on the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 closes at midnight on Friday, May 21. It is the first time in two decades the laws are being put under the microscope. The...
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